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HistoryEdit

Coded 'Yellow 6' of JG400, the aircraft was surrendered at Husum and shipped to the RAE, operated by the British as AM210[N 1] Dispatched from Farnborough to No. 6 MU at Brize Norton on 21st July 1945. Still with No. 6 MU in the Home Census of Aircraft on 21st March 1946, it was dispatched to No. 47 MU Sealand on 17th June. In 1949, 120370 was with the GAFEC, No. 3 MU Stanmore Park, remaining there until at least 1955.

In 1964 Werk Nr 120370 was partly dismantled, and placed in the hold of a Nortlas transport aircraft at Biggin Hill, for transfer to Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm for restoration, prior to delivery to the Deutsches Museum.[2] This aircraft is currently fitted with the rocket motor from VF421.[N 2]

NotesEdit

  1. Some sources state that AM210 was actually Werk Nr 191316, which currently resides in the Science Museum. According to Luftwaffe Warplane Survivors of the Second World War by Harold A. Skaarup, the serial AM210 was used for both airframes.
  2. This had been replaced with an auto recorder for VF241's flight tests with the RAF.

SourcesEdit

  1. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Deutsches_Museum_-_Messerschmitt_Me_163.JPG
  2. http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/me163/deutsches.htm